Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day in the Park


with a thermos of gin and tonic. It was good. The weekend was filled with biking and gym and food and family and finishing my book. Next up? War and Peace. In light of the comments Hannah and I have been getting, I think we can add a knitting aspect. Something Russian. Or with a Russian name. Maybe each participant can choose. We can start a Ravelry group. Discuss the book, discuss the knitting. Why not? Want to join? Send me an email or Ravelry message, or leave a comment.


I've been toiling away at Lochinver, and finally got a nice daylight photo that does justice to the different gansey textures it sports. I'm just starting the underarm gussets. I also got the yarn for a new project at Yarns in the Farms. Grellow, meet Pornge. Don't go thinking I'm done with Grellow. There's plenty of room for both in my House of Yarn.


The thing on the right is a simple scarf for my mom made of Alchemy Haiku. It's coming along. Finally, I saw Taylor, the office Yarns in the Farms Fiber Elf, in her completed Neiman. From Rowan Cashcotton DK. Perfect!

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

perhaps something lacey or a shawl?

I'm ashamed to say I have never read War and Peace or the Brothers Karamazov or Anna Karinina.

This might not be a big deal to most people - but I was a Russian major in college...

nicole said...

I was just saying to hubby yesterday that I'm due for a big ol' Russian brick... I'll join you for W&P. Sounds like fun!

Now excuse me while I go prepare my own thermos of G&T (why do I never think of these things? Cocktails in the park, what a brilliant idea!)

craftivore said...

I might be up for reading War and Peace... I went through a Russian classics faze quite awhile ago and think I read it then but I guess my memory has grown hazy. I saw that Galina Khmeleva's class on Russian style continental knitting is sold out at the TKGA this summer or that would have been a russian moment.

KGLO said...

I have to say, the word 'pornge' doesn't sound quite right. I might call it 'orple.' At least around the more conservative, if ya know what I mean ;) Don't most people enjoy pornge in private?

That may have been too far. I'm sorry. Looking forward to the book/knit -along :)

Tink said...

I love PORNGE !!! Even in public. We're grown-ups

For some fun Russian reading... Boris Akunin is fun and fab. I read Anna K on my HONEYMOON! Weird.

granny said...

i'm knitting your lauren! its fabulous!!

juicyknits said...

I'd go with something Russian as well, since I study Russian Lit. That'd be really great.